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Al Jazeera America
Nov 1, 2013 1:00pm EDT
of that right now. so dell, i think we don't know if they are having people sheltered in place. but what they have done with the people is not clear at that time. >> jennifer i want to update our audience. the twitter account for lax, read that terminal three has been evacuated, that there may have been a gunman inside, and there are reports in local media that shots were fired. there are also reports in local media that at least one person may have been wounded. there is no official confirmation of any of this information coming out of los angeles at this point. we have a map of terminal three, you say again, we're talking about frontier, virgin atlantic, what other airlines? >> jet blue, spirit air, and virgin america, virgin australia operate out of terminal three, dell. there's also reports coming in -- and we haven't independently confirmed them, but they might be evacuating terminal 2 as well. so we're waiting to hear confirmation on that. >> so we have any indication as to whether or not the terminal two evacuation, if indeed that is happening, again, this is breaking news, no not
Al Jazeera America
Nov 4, 2013 8:00pm EST
of this country. right now h i don't they had ths doing that. dean young is promising to change washington with confran confrontation. i can tell you right now 245 tht barack obama don' don't doesn'to go to washington because we don't have a lot in common. >> we are sending far too much money to other countries who do not hon or our princ honor our e are sending too much money to eguesstimate and pakistan. it's one of the things the tea party and the organizations that have been supporting it have been effective in doing it has been threatening and saying, look if you don't tow the line in your city member house we'll go find someone to run against you. >> this is where the battle lines have been drawn. the established candidate has the money and the tea party challenger has grassroots support from the likes of oglsbey. >> we have to keep on keeping on we have remained sigh len sigh o long. >> the mayor of the financialfullfinanciallystrappes decided not to run for a second determine. they will be voting on either duggan and he is widely expected to win. whoever winds will be takingoffice
Al Jazeera America
Nov 14, 2013 12:00pm EST
with the numbers. the biggest his approval rating. 39% because people don't trust him when it comes to this particular act. >> let's move this forward. this is not really about president obama he has a legacy enshshrined now. they'll probably get this right basbased on what happened in massachusetts. a w year from now we are at mid stormidterm elections. >> you mean politics has something to do this wit with t. >> we have the democrats that have stood by the president steasteadfastly and they have sd right by him it's not about him. the man is not running for public office again. it's about them. a couple of weeks ago the republicans we didn't think would get licked. licked -- elected. that is what i was going to say. >> two weeks ago everybody was talking about the government shutdown and the president was in grave danger. >> if you are a elected representative in louisiana a republican state. you are very nervous. if you see the president has a approval rating of 39% you wonder how you will get on when you go on the still to come starting early january. >> it's not just the republ
Al Jazeera America
Nov 24, 2013 8:00pm EST
they won't have official results until 9:00 pm local. that's 10am on the east coast. we don't have essential results, but we have exit polling coming out. we have to be careful of numbers coming from honduras exit polls, they show that the national party candidate, juan orlando hernandez is leading xiomara castro del zelaya, the former first lady by six points - these are exit poll, not final results. they were released 7:00 pm local 8 o'clock east coast. the electoral tribunal will release results at 9:00 pm local, 10:00 pm on the east coast. >> many people assume that s. >> -- seamoro. >> the last polls showed that they were neck and neck. but the results are stronger showing. it's not clear where this will go. i'd like to point out that the libre party are on the pr offensive. her husband is about to speak to the media. they'll have their version of what happened. they have their own polling. they'll try to get some of the momentum back in that meeting, surely, because we won't know until 9:00 pm local what really are the projections from the official results. >> can you talk a
Al Jazeera America
Nov 24, 2013 11:00pm EST
don't think iran should be negotiating at all, convincing them otherwise is a task president hasan rouhani will have to face. the president is not the only one pleased from these talks. the ayatollah khomeini has applauded these talks and also iran's negotiating team and it also might just be his voice that's the only thing that can silence hard-liners and give this deal a chance of successing. al jazeera teheran. >> stay with us, we'll have a lot more of it later tonight. >>> still up, afghan leaders have voted to keep the u.s. troops in afghanistan. al jazeera's jane ferguson explains. >> this was metropolitan to be a day of agreement but many left feeling more confused than ever. the jurga, which was a gathering of afghan whys, in reference to president karzai's announcement on thursday that he won't sign the deal until after elections next april. on sunday he stuck to his position that he needed more time to get a better deal from washington. that didn't satisfy the head of the jurga and the drama on stage played out live on tv. >> translator: i want to repeat again, american
Al Jazeera America
Nov 11, 2013 4:00pm EST
to get out of the house because the water is really coming in. i have three kids. i don't know what to do. and then we transfer to the house of my mother. >> as the people walk they pass many bodies on the side of the road. in places the stench is becoming unbearable. removing the bodies is a slow process. those that are being collected are taken to a makeshift morgue. after which they are being taken to makeshift graves. >>> very little recovery efforts going on. clearly there is still not enough food and water to go around and there doesn't seem to be then picking through the rubble looking for missing. at the moment people still seem to be in the survival mode. many challenges lay ahead for this place. looting is still a problem. here the remaims of a supermarket -- remains of a supermarket are being picked through and taken away. with so many bodies lying around and no sanitation, other health problems may soon arise. >> we want to prevent diarrhea because we don't have water. then also, from those who have fever and of course, maybe lepto spirosis. >> wayne hay, al jazeera, tacloban.
Al Jazeera America
Nov 12, 2013 10:00am EST
people to look for protection in whatever is left of their homes. >> we have to stay here because we don't have any money to leave. but we don't have anything to improve our shelter either, so we'll have to cope. >> reporter: helicopters and the aid they are supposed to be delivering stay grounded. that means more waiting for those who have received little or no assistance from the outside. some areas remain cut off to vehicles, trekking across the debris is the only way in or out. in some areas it took houses completely away. others were able to stand up to the force of the waves despite the fact that the water rose to halfway up the second story. >> there are many people still missing. here those who have been found are stored on a stage on what used to be a children's day care center. this woman is struggling with the pain of losing her one year old niece and seeing their home destroyed. they used to not care about storms in this area, because they have experienced so many. now they are scared to stay here. >> translator: after the typhoon we heard rumors that the water was coming in
Al Jazeera America
Nov 26, 2013 6:00pm EST
-term security agreement between the u.s. and afghanistan you can answer i don't know when it is now. what's happening? >> reporter: it was in limbo, a top administration official, the national security advisor, susan rice, went to afghanistan. they said it was a lock planned trip but comes at a crucial time. the security agreement, what will american forces look like? how many will there be? what will their mission be after the combat role is over as the president promised at the end of 2014. the president said there was an agreement the council of elders that was convened by hamid karzai over the weekend agreed, instructed president karzai to sign it but not so fast says karzai. he has a few problems, he says, afganis in gaunt gaunuantgaubt should be released. nighttime raids, he wants more ex plicit language in the agreement. the problem is the united states says this is it. this is what was agreed to. take it or leave it. we need to have it done now. susan rice after that despiting meeting with karzi spoke with afghan television. >> if the agreement isn't signed promptly, what i said
Al Jazeera America
Nov 27, 2013 11:00am EST
people don't have to take their belts off or remove their shoes and can even keep dhar their laptops in their bags. and about 25% of the passengers have that expedited security. and that means they move through faster, which also means everyone else can move through faster. >> randall thank you very much. >>> millions more of america is taking to the roads. right now that's where the fun starts. diane is in chicago, standing by along kennedy highway. diane i have driven that road. how bad are the roads there? >> reporter: well, actually not bad at all. it's a sunny day here in chicago. it's bitterly cold but that doesn't stop people in chicago from traveling. no problems on the highway. actually talked to some states that are experiencing the bad weather today out on the east coast, places like pennsylvania, the department of transportation there says surface highways are wet but they are not reporting any problems with road closures or accidents or anything of that nature. i talked to the department of transportation as well, and they are saying the same thing. the highways are wet
Al Jazeera America
Nov 17, 2013 2:00am EST
. people don't have water in many of these areas, and they are relying on rain fall to keep them watered. that's not enough. so the children are drinking from places where they shouldn't be. that groundwater is contaminated, it's causing disease, diarrhoea. problems like pneumonia are starting to raise themselves now because even though it's hot and humid here during the day, that's raining of a night-time. people get wet and cold. that causes problems with things like pneumonia. >> power outages, pneumonia. craig leeson reporting from cebu in the philippines, keeping us posted. thank you for being with us. >> the future of u.s. troops in afghanistan may have motivated a taliban-led attack in kabul. six from killed when a suicide bomb ripped through the city. the blast comes ahead of a meeting with tribal elders, who are discussing the presence of american soldiers. we go to jane ferguson. >> it was an attack on the place where future talks about u.s. forcers remaining will occur. a car slammed into a military vehicle, as the afternoon rush hour was beginning. civilians was among those k
Al Jazeera America
Nov 12, 2013 3:00am EST
of the house because the water is really coming in. i have three kids. i don't know what to do. then we go to the house of my mother. >> as the people walk they pass bodies on the side of the road. in places the stench is unbearable. removing the bodies is a slow process. those that have been collected are taken to a makeshift morgue, where local officials attempt to identify them. after which they are taken to moss graves. >> -- mass graves. it is early day, but what we are seeing there's little recovery effort going on. clearly there's not enough food and water, and there doesn't appear to be anyone picking through the rubble looking for the missing. at the moment people seem to be in survival mode. many challenges lie ahead for the city and its people. while there's security, looting is a problem. here the remains of a supermarket were picked through and taken away. small teams of medics are doing the best they can to treat basic wounds suffered during the storm. with so many bodies and no sanitation, other problems may arise. we don't have water. then, also, there is fever, and... >> t
Al Jazeera America
Nov 4, 2013 4:00pm EST
barack obama does not want me to go to washington. we don't have a lot in common and so there won't be a lot of bipartisan ship unless these guys come over to our way of thinking. >> the other partner bradley burn. his statements are far from liberal. >> we are sending far too much money to other countries who do not honor our principles. we are sending billions of dollars to countries like egypt and pakistan who are using that money to attack chri christians. but for the tea party he is not christian enough and in this old bastion of the south the tea party always goes on to win the election. >> wha what happenings here could determine if the federal government functions in the next year. >> professor sam fisher says if the tea party ca candidate wins other republicans will decide it's safer not to list ento the- listen to the republican leadership. it's one. things that the parties has been effective in doing, is threatening and saying look, if you don't t tow the line in your house we'll find someone to run against you. >> the candidate has money and the tea party challenger ha
Al Jazeera America
Oct 31, 2013 11:00pm EDT
a direct impact as far as going short. when you don't have enough to begin with, and it gets cut back further, basically there's going to be gaps that - at this point i don't know how we'll cover those. >> when you say going short or there's gaps, what do you do? >> a lot of times it depends what resources might be available. for instance, food banks are an option, but i don't know if folks realise this. if you are homeless you can only go to a foodbank once a week. if you are not, you can only go once a month. the thing about that is even with that, if there aren't soup kitchens around, which take donations from foodbanks, if they run low because of a heavier demand people will go without, and that includes us. >> how do you deal with this regarding your children. >> i'll go without before i let them. one of the things that i have - i try to do is buy probably the least most expensive food available. if i have a way to cook it - that's another thing about folks that i deal with. we try to teach, you know, buying in bulk or dry goods, but after a while there's only so much you can buy
Al Jazeera America
Nov 1, 2013 2:00pm EDT
, and what looks to be like a rifle, but we don't know for sure, but this is what he is tweeting, and we want to take you to his page. earlier he wrote being told to step around bullet casings or blood as lots of evidence in the terminal. now being evacuated by police escort. police are clearing rooms as we move. he also tweeted earlier, now being evacuated, the escort identity checks being carried out. also we want to show you this image that he tweeted earlier. there looks to be a rifle being guarded by an officer. >> we still have james wedick the fbi agent on the phone. mr. wedick tell us what you see in this photograph. what appears to be a photographer taking a picture of a gun. is that what you are seeing as well? >> yes, it looks like they have got a rifle on the ground and it looks like there is an officer standing over it, making sure nothing happens to the scene, and as you say there is a forensic photographer taking photographs. >> can you tell what type of gun it is? it is obviously a rifle. >> it appears to be a rifle for sure. >> but we heard in -- and this is always the proble
Al Jazeera America
Nov 27, 2013 4:00pm EST
to the airport. >> reporter: and on this busiest holiday day of travel, the security procedures, you don't have to take your shoes off, you can keep light clothing on, and this day, this big holiday brings unique security challenges. >> turkeys are okay to bring. we prefer you bring them frozen, and so do the airlines, but you can bring a turkey on board. >> reporter: we haven't seen anybody walk through with turkeys. people with pets, luggage, families traveling on this day. this is airport is 30% busier than it would be on a regular wednesday. so far so good here. as i said, the rain here has not really affected travelers. things seem to be moving quite well through the airport, but it doesn't mean that there hasn't been some confusion. we talked with travelers earlier who thought they might have trouble when they got here. >> i got a call from my dad this morning saying that my flight was canceled, but he was wrong. it was a stressful way to wake up. but my flight is totally fine. >> but everyone seems to be moving pratt well. it's quite calm as people get out of work and they start moving,
Al Jazeera America
Nov 29, 2013 10:00am EST
are children. more than half of them don't go to school. lebanon is now home to nearly 400,000 child refugees. the vast majority, 80% get no schooling there. and as hoda abdel hamid reports those that are lucky enough to get an education still aren't of danger. >> reporter: this girl is 11 years old. her school is safe, but like her, many of these refugees also have to work once classes are over. >> translator: a man in a car with a syrian plate number approached me. he looked scary and asked to buy flowers. as i was handing him the flowers he grabbed my arm. i inside the supermarket he waited and then we ran away. >> reporter: there mother is a cleaner but her salary isn't enough to survive. so every afternoon she sells flowers on the streets. >> children are sent out to work, some in very difficult circumstances and unsafe conditions. >> reporter: you can see the problem in almost every street corner in lebanon. these children live a difficult and dangerous life. they are vulnerable to exploitation and abuse and many are warn down emotionally. they are traumatized from what they saw in syri
Al Jazeera America
Nov 13, 2013 11:00pm EST
, i agree with you that it's early. i don't know what death knell for the law means. if it means the law will be ridiculed and the website not respected - that's happened. the late night comics are brutal on it. is the law going to limp along even though it's leaving a lot of people uncovered and raising prices - yes, i think that's what's going to happen. that's a scarier prospect. i don't see a prospect for change when president obama leaves office. >> tevi troy in chicago. now to the philippines. the death toll is rising to 2300 for the thousands of survivors the situation is growing dire by the day. doctors warn of a new disaster, the spread of disease. wayne hay reports from tacloban >> reporter: there's to many casualties in tacloban, the main hospital has no time to deal with the dead. patients are outside - tired doctors and nurses take a break in the fresh air. most have worked long hours since the typhoon struck. inside there's no electricity, and it's hot. the main power generator was destroyed by the storm. >> the ground floor was flooded. we had to bring the patient
Al Jazeera America
Nov 15, 2013 6:00pm EST
. but the house bill goes further. it let's insurance companies sell new plans that don't meet the basic obama requirements you like maternity care, and today mike doyle said that defeats the healthcare law. >> if we continue to allow private insurance companies to sell policies that discriminate against women, that set annual caps and lifetime caps, if we continue to allow all of those practices, then every american, 80%-90% said they want in their healthcare system, then that risk pool goes away. then rates go sky high, and you'll have raised premiums for every american in this country. >> reporter: but the 39 democrats who split from their party leaders and supported the house bill want to be on the record as voting for fixes. the white house has threatened to veto the bill. jay carney said president obama's solution is the right fix. >> what he did yesterday he can do administratively to address this party. he will work with congress t to--so congress can do what it can do legislatively in a good-faith effort to address problems to improve the implementation of the affordable care act. wha
Al Jazeera America
Nov 20, 2013 5:00am EST
and they don't answer we feel something bad has happened to them. lebanon is on the verge of hell. there's nothing of importance here. >> clearly listening to those people there, there's deep concern that we'll see more of that violence in lebanon as a consequence. war in syria. >> exactly. that's what the group who claimed responsibility said. they are warning of attacks if iran and local allies in lebanon, the lebanese shia hezbollah continue to fight alongside the syrian regime. hezbollah has made enemies, not only here in lebanon, but across the region. its fighters helped the government to reverse losses. the syrian government is on the offensive. the rebels are on the defensive. we have heard some commanders, really in syria saying - they blame hezbollah, saying iran is occupying syria, it has become a regional international conflict. that war is fought in lebanon. what is dangerous is the fact that suicide bombers were used. in previous attacks it was car bombs. suicide bombers are hard to stop. this is what security officials say. it's hard to stop people who are determined to di
Al Jazeera America
Nov 23, 2013 10:00am EST
simply don't know. two weeks ago they were here in this very place with an agreed text supposedly to look at, and approve the expectation of signing the deal. the iranian bolt and there was no more deal so it is incredible difficult to speculate on any level. >> what we do know, as far as we can gather, they're trying to agree an interim agreement that would freeze enrichment for six months or so. that's the length of time for an edesing of some sanctions. is that the agreement? >> reporter: well, that's the big goal. that's what they're trying to achieve. it's a confidence building measure that will bring a final decades-long stand off. the deal would see a suspension, in some cases a roll back of iran's nuclear program in return for a partial lifting of sanctions that has been crippling iran for several years now. there are questions. there are sticking points, very difficult issues to overcome. iran has claimed sovereign rights, and they abandoned a series of security council resolutions. iraq reactor that could make weapons-grade plutonium that they want to stop from opening next year
Al Jazeera America
Nov 5, 2013 1:00pm EST
maybe they can find a way to those they have influence over, and say why don't you think again, why don't you let this team in, it is an early stage. the news and the nuances there. and simon mcgregor wood outside that press conference in boeheimmy, we thank you both. to africa now, and the rebel commander and the democrat republic is believed to have fled across the border to rwanda. his escape comes as his move is in ruins with the political leader. vying that fighters will lay down their arms. it can signal the end of the conflict in the drc. the army has been bombarding the group in the east of the country, pushing it back into hill tops near the city. malcolm web sends up this update with one of the last rebel strong holds. >> the remaining m 23 rebel fighters have fled, and the government troops have moved into their last hill top positions that they were fighting from just a day ago. some of the government troops we have spoken to say that the driver of the rebel leader surrendered, that's general mcenga's driver. he says that he himself fled. so people here are waiting to find o
Al Jazeera America
Nov 25, 2013 10:00am EST
. but it could be that they don't have much more to give us. it was a mission of hope, as ban ki-moon says, and he said this opportunity should be seized to try to end the war that has caused such suffering and destruction. but these are just words and hope. in the end we have to wait and hear from the conference her "n" a half hour. if there are any more details of what seems to be unsurmountable problems. >> let's go to james bays, who is live for us at the u.n. in new york. james, ban ki-moon must be fairly confident that he can pull this off and get all the interested parties around the table, or is he? >> reporter: no, i'm not sure that they are that confident. but they've tried everything else. they've tried coaxing these talks. they've been trying to persuade these talks since may. there have been dates. there have been dates every single month over awful these months since may. the last was this past weekend was one of the dates they set for it. they never publicly announced a date before so this time they decided to announce a date and say to both sides, this is a date we're havin
Al Jazeera America
Nov 29, 2013 3:00am EST
, where the summit is due to wind up. >> i don't expect there'll be many in the e.u. holding out much hope than angela merkel herself. the polish prime minister asked after dinner how negotiations had gone and said this, "they didn't go. it's over." i imagine they'll be holding out hope for the future, that this deal, long planned six years in the negotiating can be put back ooght. if not only for the speng -- speck tore of thousands on the treats and ukraine now has a more fresh-faced opposition that may offer some promise. also because ukraine comes to this summit bearing mixed messages. a stern message from viktor yanukovych on changing. he has come here to explain hays position, not to change his mind, with the e.u. offer was a humiliation in the face of economic threats from russia. he felt he had no choice but to bow to - and refused to exceed to the e.u.'s condition to release from gaol opposition leader tymoshenko. he'd probably rather she stays there. these comments from the first deputy prime minister ahead of the summit. "ukraine needs europe and a european course. we don't wan
Al Jazeera America
Nov 16, 2013 12:00pm EST
. i've had, i don't know, don't you think that's enough. >> reporter: block's own health journey began at age 27 with a shocking diagnoses of hodgkin's lymphoma. >> you know, when i had hodgkin's there was only one thing to do, the spleen was removed and i had surgeries. today patients face a dizz dizzg amount of treatment. this health conference covers dozens of topics everything from hypertension. >> women can have a second opinion. if they want an opinion themselves. they can make indicatio make de. >> reporter: research subjects are still mainly male with results applied to both genders. >> we make assumptions that perhaps women are small men, which they're usually not. >> reporter: take this doctor's specialty. heart disease, it is the leading killer of both men and women. >> women get their heart attacks ten years older than men. so an average age for a man is in their 60s. and for women, 70s. >> reporter: busy women may ignore symptoms. chest pain isn't the only sign of trouble. women may experience cold sweats, lower abdominal pain, gnaw shaw. >> they can be here in how long? t
Al Jazeera America
Nov 4, 2013 11:00am EST
this. >> reporter: the police chief is speaking on behalf of the suspect's family. >> we don't know what happened in l.a. we don't know and they don't well know either. they want to turn the stones over and try to find out. it's very emotional for the whole family. >> reporter: the fbi said ciancia had no previous record, and it's not clear why he targeted tsa officers. but authorities say he was ready to die in the attack. erica er ferrari, al jazeera. >> authorities say that he illegally bought his memories l.a. >>> in the deadly mall attack in kenya, four suspects accused of entering the country illegally. they werillegally. the al-qaeda-linked group al-shabaagroupal-shabab claiming responsibility for the attack. >>> reporters were interviewing a leader of the rebel group in mali, that's when they were abducted. >>> former republican presidential candidate saying he's unhappy with how the president is comparing the roll out of the government plan with a similar law that he signed into law as governor of massachusetts. >> in massachusetts we phased in the requirements so that ther
Al Jazeera America
Nov 4, 2013 12:00pm EST
. >> reporter: the police chief in new jersey is speaking on behalf of the suspect's family. >> we don't know what happened in la. we don't know. they don't know either, and they want to turn the stones over to find out. this is very emotional for the whole family. >> reporter: the fbi said ciancia had no previous record, and it's not clear why he targeted tsa officers. but authorities say he was ready to die in the attack. erica ferrari, al jazeera. >> authorities believe that ciancia bought his weapons legally in l.a. right now he's in the hospital and unresponsive after being shot by police. >>> the birmingham airport is opened again afte after a threat forced a brief shutdown. they called the fbi after finding a threatening note. nothing was found during the search by the bomb squad and a dozen or so flights were diverted or delayed. >>> in myanmar a dozen people are missing after a boat capsized in the bay of bengal. nearly 200 people is been killed in the violence and 100,000 people living in camps. many of those like those missing, have tried to flee the country. >>> in east of bengal
Al Jazeera America
Nov 6, 2013 2:00pm EST
of israel. they don't want to grant the rights the return of palestinian refugee, and they want to recognize it as a jewish state. the palestinians believe all of these conditions are a non-starter, but mahmoud abbas is committed to the nine-months period of talks he agreed to initially. if the talks fail he won't be blamed for their failure. >> in other news health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius was o on the hill again today. libby casey is in washington, and this time in the senate, that's supposed to be safe territory for the democrats but that was not the case today. >> reporter: that's right. chaired by senator mike bacchus of montana, he is the chief author of the affordable care act but he warned that the it's implementation was not handled correctly the law could turn into a train wreck, so he brought a stern set of words to her and was anticipated that the administration is not anticipating that the website would be so problematic, and called it inexcusable. now secretary i sebelius said ts has been a miserable five weeks since healthcare.gov launched, and we're hea
Al Jazeera America
Nov 15, 2013 11:00pm EST
done in bringing charges against mr. wafer. i don't know why i'm saying mr. wafer. this monster that took my daughter. >> you took a beautiful life that started to blossom into a beautiful woman and for that i hope you stay in jail for the rest of your life. >> wafer's lawyer maintains he acted in self defense. bc ona leary, detroit. >>> president of the national action network. welcome. >> thank you for having me. >> are you satisfied with the prosecutor's decision in this case? >> we are definitely satisfied with kim would be think -- worthy's decision, we believe kim worthy is very thorough in the work she has done and particularly in the past, with case like malice green and we believe she was thorough in this case, we are certainly supporting her and we are going to be watching and waiting patiently as the jury and the judge make the decision about what will happen here. >> do you believe racism was involved in this case? >> you know race in america has definitely amped up a couple of levels in the last few years here. you know we have seen trayvon martin ranisha mcbride, w
Al Jazeera America
Nov 18, 2013 11:00pm EST
and mattresses are there and they are damaged. i don't know if they are sale vannable. -- salvageable. >> we can' we can't find the pictures and the possessions that we would like to hold on to. >> cacan you describe the feeli. >> it's devastating. >> i don't know if devastating envelopes the situation right now. seeing the place you spent every sunday in gone and it' i think y emotions will come into effect tomorrow when we go back to the scene. >> i want to show a couple of pictures your father took when he flew above the dang. it's remarkably devastating. and this was from washington, illinois, correct? >> yes. >> i mean, what did he say about the pictures that he saw? >> he didn't really have much to say. it's so deaf statin devastatingu never think it would happen to your hometown. you can see the where the tornado took the path through. you can see some are okay and the ones that were in the path are gone. >> i'm so glad that your grandmother is okay and thank you for sharing your story with us tonight, we appreciate it. >> yeah, thank you. >> now to the philippines to the doadeath toll no
Al Jazeera America
Nov 5, 2013 6:00am EST
people don't know who barbara bono is and have not really had a chance to hear about her policies because she is relying on the internet and personal appearances and governor christie is blitzing the television with 13-14 million war chest. governor christie is known in new jersey and around the country after hurricane sandy and how he welcomed that and welcomed president obama to the city before the 2012 election. for all of those reasons it seems christie will do well today and could have a landslide for many years. >> reporter: we will see and live in new jersey, thanks, john. besides choosing leaders voters have issues to settle, in washington state to label genetically modified foods is on the ballot and the first law in the country. colorado there is a proposal to tax marijuana sales and use that money to build schools and enforce drug laws. recreational pot use is already legal there. 11 colorado counties are asking voters if they would like to succeed from the state. supporters want to form a separate state called new colorado and in drought-stricken texas proposition 6 would hav
Al Jazeera America
Nov 12, 2013 1:00pm EST
is left of their homes. >> we have to stay here, because we don't have any money to leave, and we don't have anything to improve our shelter either. so we have to cope. >> as the storm clouds roll in, helicopters and the aid that is supposed to be delivering to outlying areas stay grounded. trekking across is the only way in or out. the locals try their best to year what they can with the few tools they have. >> in some areas are the storm surge came ashore, it took houses completely aware, others were able to stand up to the force, despite the fact that the water rose to half way up the second story. >> there are many people still missing presumed buried beneath the rubble. here those who have been found, are stored on a stage at what used to be a children's day care center. they used to not care much about storms in this part of the philippines because they have experienced so many, now they are scared to stay here. we heard rumors were coming in again, and then we came back home, every time it rains we leave. >> dres have passed but in many areas it is as if it just happened. al ja
Al Jazeera America
Nov 2, 2013 6:00am EDT
don't mean he will likely persue a track of non-violence. there is some something suggeste is more willing to negotiate with the pakistani government about the peace talks we have been talking about. an agreement had been reached with the pakistani taliban to start talks. with the death there is some question whether that will actually ever happen. there is a general feeling that these talks may not have been competely derailed. >> what has been the general feeling on the ground? the reaction on the ground to this killing? >> well let me start with the government and the military and the intelligence agencies. they have not said anything they are happy that massoud is dead. this is a year for several years that has out witted and out played pakistan's powerful military and knowledgeable intelligence agency. he has been able to carry out extraordinary attacks not only against the states but against the pakistani populous. what complicates things is how he died. he was killed in u.s. drone strikes. u.s. drone strikes are unpopular here in pakistan. and many pakistanis are not sad tha
Al Jazeera America
Nov 5, 2013 5:00am EST
't require anything like this but if we don't do this there is nothing. >> driven by low interest rates and lack of housing stock house prices in london seen 10% growth and a boom for the construction industry making the dreams come true for london's young model families. the property market nowadays is for people the numbers simply don't work. if they have a joint salary of say $80,000 a year which is above the average, the average price of a flat now in london is more than $600,000 and that means the bank would have to lend them maybe 8-9 times their joint salary to get a mortgage and no bank the country will do that and it means if they don't already own a property in london they will never be able to afford one. this huge estate right in the center of london was due to be knocked down more than a decade ago and thousands of poor families were moved out while plans were hatched for it to be turned into affordable housing but they could not make it work and in the end surrendered to developers who will turn it into million dollar apartments. what would your best guess be as to how muc
Al Jazeera America
Nov 26, 2013 11:00pm EST
. >> it makes you wonder how long this will continue this way. >> completely unsustainable, but i don't think all sides have gotten to the point of utter exhaustion yet, which is essential before all sides sit down and talk and are ready to put down their weapons, they are not there yet. >> do you think there's a possibility that assad will be removed from power? >> i think it's very, very difficult. even if he - if he is - he won't be removed from power, but let's just say someone comes to the agreement that he steps aside, that would only happen if someone from within his circle comes forward. basically another assad - just a different face. >> will these be free and fair elections? >> no, no, of course. they were never elections, just referendums, it will be the same thing, of one name on the ticket with a yes or no. >> now to business, and today there was yet another record on wall street. stocks have been surge. will the profits bring good news on main street. we ask ali velshi, the host of the "real money." >> not necessarily, we are in a bifub kated economy. we had people in the stock
Al Jazeera America
Nov 27, 2013 6:00pm EST
procedures where they don't have to take off their shoes, their coats, take liquids out of their bags. that has helped to move things a lot. the average wait has been five minutes. i've walked around the airport, certainly not a lot of waiting time, very good news, but still security on this day some interesting questions for some of the officials. >> i have not hurd of turkeys, but turkeys are okay to bring. we prefer you bring them frozen. and so do the airlines, but you can bring a turkey on board. >> no turkeys here. i've seen a lot of families with pets. one tsa official did say that some airlines did wave their change fees him some people may have flown last night. some are flying tomorrow. and they won't have the weather to contend with. >> five minute wait times at security. that's unheard of. jennifer glass at laguardia with an update at the roads. diane estherbrook along the expressway. diane, how are things looking at the roads? >> reporter: you know, tony, you wouldn't believe that this is the heaviest traveled day of the year as they say, as triple-a says. there is hardly
Al Jazeera America
Nov 25, 2013 2:00am EST
the deal definitely. >> if pleasing irans is a challenge, quietening hard liners will be tougher. most don't think rain should be negotiating. convincing them otherwise is a task president hassan rouhani will have to face. the president is not the only one pleased with the spuctalks. the supreme leader is too. ayatollah khamenei's voice is important here when it comes to foreign policy. he applauded the talks and the team. it may be his voice that quietens hardliners and may give this a chance of succeeding. >> easing sanctions could open up trade in gold and precious metals worth $1.5 billion. restrictions on auto and oil industry could be loosened. >>> in afghanistan a council of elders approve a deal to keep u.s. troops in the country. the man who urged them to sign the pack appears to be the one holding it up. jane ferguson reports from kabul on the afghan president's about-face. >> this was meant to be a day of agreement. many left feeling more confused than ever. the loya jirga, a gathering of afghan representatives was in favour of the security pact with the u.s., wanting it signed.
Al Jazeera America
Nov 16, 2013 11:00am EST
, some don't. there is nothing i can do. i try growing more food but it is too hot. everything just dies. >> reporter: in another village, they don't know when hope will come. they have nothing left to eat. things were bad last year but now she feels things are worst. >> i'm hungry. men have left the village. some went to find work. others gather grass for them to eat. >> reporter: farming in zimbabwe used to be so good. it was called the bread bas bref africa. and now they have to rely on food aid. >> from now up to--next year, there is nothing to eat. it is exhausted. >> reporter: the food crisis is caused by a number of factors, drought and political and economic instability. whenever it rains the river fills up and flows in this direction all the way to mozambique. many use the river to fish or irrigate their crops. but it's been like this to months. >> reporter: the family has taken huge risks planting now. if it doesn't rain then it will die. that means there will be nothing to eat or sell. families in the rural areas have been told by the government that help is on the way. they j
Al Jazeera America
Nov 17, 2013 3:00am EST
about this. don't forget that the philippines sees a lot of strong storms, typhoons, earthquakes and volcanos. these are people used to rebuilding after tragedy. what is different about what happened with typhoon haiyan. is that it is just so massive. in every village that we have seen, every city and town, the roofs have come off almost every building. we are talking about 95% of some children. it may as well be 100%. if there's only two roofs left on some buildings. those are for the more sturdy structures. most people live in tradition traditionally built houses made in trees and branches, and they have collapsed. here, the cathedral. that's what people are talking about. they have water, they don't have power, "how will we get on with it?" they are saying. >> you were talking about how you have personal connections with this particular area that you are reporting from. is - this must be a tough assignment, seeing people you know, areas that you know very well, and recognising how much of an impact this typhoon has had. >> it's the areas that i know, that are most heartbreaki
Al Jazeera America
Nov 24, 2013 11:00am EST
absolutely wide open. we have no illusions. you don't -- you don't do this on the basis of somebody's statements to you. you do it on the basis of actions that can be verified and, moreover, we have kept the basic architecture of the sanctions as staying in place there is very little relief. we are convinced over the next few months we will really be able to put to the test what iran's intentions are >> reporter: that is the issue here in washington this morning. already, republican senators on both sides of the aisle and bothsized of the capitol, republicans in the house as well, including some democrats say that they want tougher sanctions, that sanctions are what brought iran to thetable to begin with, but the problem is, is those were international sanctions and many believe at the end of the six months, many of the united states international partners are not going to want to go back regardless of the outcome or lack thereof with talks with iran. so, it's fraught with possibilities, with peril really and the administration certainly out on a limb here, richelle. >> mike, the is
Al Jazeera America
Nov 5, 2013 2:00pm EST
for them in 2016. and this is a governor who says i don't care how everybody else plays i do it my way, i do it by the chris christie vote, right now, that seems appealing to a republican party that doesn't seem to have a firm leader at the top. john, thank you very much. there is also that heated race for the governor. some say a victory there will only be symbolic, because the new mayor will be forced to fix potholes while someone else pulls the purse strings. that story. >> after decades of decline, detroit is poised to elect its first white mayor since 1974. former hospital ceo heads into tuesday's election, with a strong lead over fellow democrat wayne county sheriff benny napoleon. the most recent poll has duncan ahead by 24%. >> about those ruts so far, i have a three letter word, wow. >> university of detroit mercy, marketing professor says his lead shows that in a city that's over 80% african-american, there's support for new leadership regardless of race. >> it appears duncan's reputation is being a fix it man appeals to voter whose are looking for change. he has been touting hi
Al Jazeera America
Nov 8, 2013 11:00am EST
to narrow those differences, but i don't think that anybody should mistake that there are some important gaps that have to be closed. >> so fill, that being said, what are those important gaps that need to be closed? >> well, del, there are an awful lot of things being discussed behind closed doors, and the options in this first phase in the beginning of an actual concrete process that will end in a resolution between conflicts in iran and the nuclear program. we have heard things like a reduction in sanctions, easing of sanctions on the petrochemical and the bank accounts of high ranking members of the iranian government. and on the iranian side of things, there are issues such as the amount of centrifuges that they use for uranium and the transparency of what the program is. all of these things are being discussed, but just what will be included in any perspective document, we'll have to wait and see as those folks come out of the meeting room. >> secretary of state met with benjamin netanyahu, add antly opposing a deal with iran. >> it's a very dangerous and bad deal for peace with th
Al Jazeera America
Nov 30, 2013 6:00pm EST
. there's not enough money to provide everything they need. conditions remain difficult. >> i don't think we were all prepared for the crisis to last so much longer. it took many of the donors - not by surprise, but instead of saying, "let me look if i have more money available." >> the refugees have no idea when they can return to their country. if the promised funding is not delivered they could suffer for more summer and winters. >> earlier today we talked to a spokesman for the united nation who told us about the difficulties it faces trying to keep families warm. >> i was in iraq where we brought in extra soil to create platforms for the tents. we are putting down plastic sheeting. we are putting down layers of plywood and then putting in the tent. we are giving people carpets to create an insulated lair in the tept. these are only layers effectively on top of the earth. it's a scant development to help people get through the winter, but, indeed, the way the crisis is developing in the third winter of syria's war, we will be expected to see the 2.2 million refugees we have joined by
Al Jazeera America
Nov 20, 2013 4:00pm EST
. and the surplus of enriched uranium that iran has. the u.s. officials say they don't expect a rush for there to be people to break sanctions. they think the six-month period, a trial relief of some sanctions of $10 billion wil worth, will a good period to see if iran is earnest in their intentions. >> thank you, phil ittner in geneva. >> john terret. >> reporter: why do we really care? >> why do we care? >> reporter: because ordinary people are really hurting. because you know, there is little doubt that the reason these talks are taking place in geneva at all right now is because iran's economy is really in a bad way. in the past seven years the u.n. the european union have all imposed crippling sanctions against individuals and companies and entities that have literally wrecked iran's petrol economy, and we're feeling the pinch. iran's economy is the 21stageest economy in the world by gdp or growth. of course it's dominated by gas and oil production but there are 40 industries listed on the tehran stock exchange. but the effect of the sanctions has been to seal iran off from the
Al Jazeera America
Nov 21, 2013 8:00pm EST
against a civil rights bill. these days senates don't have to speak, they just have to make a motion to proceed. and presidential nominations to stop a filibuster. requires a social to bring the debate to a fast end. >> after the request of wood row wilson, you will notice for the next 50 years filibusters -- were relatively rare. but by 1972, when the nixon administration was mired in water gait, you can see the first spike in votes, and then another jump during the administration of president bill clinton. but the dramatic increase occurred in the last two years of the administration of president george w bush. interestingly, under president obama they have decline until today it took p/5th of the senate, to stop all of them, with so much grid lock, senator majority leader have been threatening to lure the vote to 51. today reid took a first controversial step towards that get by changing the votes needed to stop filibusters but only filibusters of presidential nominations. the u.n. security council are talking about a deal to scale back the country's nuclear program. in exchange,
Al Jazeera America
Nov 22, 2013 5:00am EST
worse and if we don't act soon then it's going to get far worse and now is the time to do something about climate change and green peace have taken the initiative to try and save the arctic so we can only hope we are successful. >> reporter: green peace ship entered arctic waters in september. some activists on the vessel attempted to scale an off shore drilling platform owned by russia gas and the group was detained after the protest, activists were initially charged with piracy and changed to hooliganism and they face up to seven years in prison and peter sharp is in st. petersburg for us, controversial from the start this case but how surprising was the decision to free on bail more activists including of course the captain? >> well, i think this was part of the process and been happening all week where we have seen and have gone into court in batches in st. petersburg and basically making an application for bail. all but one of the applications have succeeded and then they were taken back to prison for a short period of time while paperwork was done to enable them to be release
Al Jazeera America
Nov 22, 2013 11:00pm EST
said yes, but i need a few minutes to compose myself. i will say this: i don't think she lost any sense of who she was. she knew who she was, she was a first lady, had to act as one. she decided to tell the president she would like to come forward for the swearing-in ceremony which i think was one of the greatest gestures of patriotism and courage. she didn't have to do it. here her husband was lying in a casket at the rear of the plane. she felt she was attending the ceremony for her husband's success. there were 30-year-olds, 20-year-olds, sobbing, sobs were audible in that department. >> 50 years later what does this tragic event mean to you? >> well, i think it shows the greatness of our country, the strength of the constitution and the kind of people we have in public life. >> sid davidson, thanks for sharing your memories of 50 years ago. >> you're welcome. >> family and friends remembered a fallen hero at a memorial service in dallas tonight. >> i really appreciate everybody coming out tonight to honor j.p. and to honor him. it blesses me to see you all and that you cared a
Al Jazeera America
Nov 23, 2013 5:00am EST
if the drone strikes don't stop. as you say, he has the popular support. does he have the power, the legal authority to block the routes? >> well, there are legal implications. it is a provincial government. foreign policy is the domain of the central government. there is considerable anger as far as the population is concerned. what imran khan is saying is he'll allow the people to go, as far as the protests are concerned and that his party will stop nato supplies from travelling to the province unless the americans give tacit approval and understanding to pakistan that there'll be no more drone strikes. imran is basically listening to the voice of the people. he wants to develop a strong movement against the drone strikes. there'll be critical issues with the central government, but the provincial government says if party workers and supporters ensure the supplies are blocked. you won't find a party leadership ruling the province, but other leaders who will talk to their people. >> thank you. we'll get the view from islamabad. how is the rally in peshawar being viewed in islamabad. how m
Al Jazeera America
Nov 1, 2013 11:00pm EDT
towards the escalator. >> the one shooter i saw, i don't know if there were more - he carried a rifle. he said tsa and i shook my head, and he kept going. >> police say airport officers followed paul ciancia to the end of the terminal, where he was shot and wounded. >> an individual came into terminal 3 of this airport, pulled an assault rifle out of a bag and began to open fire in the terminal. he proceeded up into the screening area where tsa screener are, and continued shooting, and went past the screeners, back into the airport itself. >> local authorities say it could have been much worse. >> there was additional rounds that the gunman had. the fact that the officers neutralised the threat, as they did, there were more than 100 rounds that could have killed everyone in the terminal today. >> currently a parpt is in critical -- patient is in critical condition, two in fair. >> police scoured the airport. 750 flights were affected. some that never left lax, and others that never left other cities. >> they had to evacuate to the other side of the terminal. they came through five minute
Al Jazeera America
Nov 2, 2013 6:00pm EDT
about the targets and strategies used when launching the attacks. >> pakistani citizens don't like the attacks. it's not surprising you see an objection from the highest levels in the islamabad government because they have to basically find a way to placate their citizens. >> if it's killing a person who terror iffed so many pakistanis, why the call for accountability. >> you have to remember nawaz sharif who used to be the prime minister was re-elected as the prime minister. he's not been on the job for six months. it's essential for him staying in power to say to pakistani citizens - i hear your concerns and fears, and i'm trying to do my best to stand up to washington to prevent the source of attacks from happening. in fact, there was a family which travelled from pakistan to washington to atone members of congress, the impact that one such drone strike had on their family. they weren't the targets but lost their grandmother in what can be described as collateral damage. it's the sort of thing that terrified people, making them feel they can't trust wabz -- washington, which sa
Al Jazeera America
Nov 10, 2013 4:00pm EST
enough. >> i can't think. i don't know what to do. right now, all we can do is survive the day, but i don't know what will happen tomorrow or the day after that or if we can continue surviving. i really do not know. >> but there will be little time to catch a breath at a time true scale of haiyan's damage is being assessed. there are reports of more heavy rain on the way. al jazeera. manilla. >> in the city of takalaban as that sternly hill, here is a report. >> a vicious force. haiyan swept through the philippines early friday morning. it destroyed everything in its path, power lines, roads, coastal villages, all wiped out in an instance. the tie off and onning arrived three hours earlier than expected. thousands of people were trapped when water rose as high as 5 meters. we were one much them rye at the eye of haiyan's wrath. >> wir trying to make our way out of this place. this is a little over three hours of the wrath of typhoon haiyan has brought into this do you know. this place has become a ghost town. just a few hours ago, we were, ourselves, caught up in the middle of the most po
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